Category Archives: Periods – Medieval

Polish scythe-men

(Editor’s note: This comment by Rob Morgan is in response to Jim Rohrer’s question in the earlier blog post on “Scythes as weapons.”) By Rob Morgan Scythes? A fascinating and long running subject, Jim. The scythe, from its medieval origins, … Continue reading

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Scythes as weapons

By Rob Morgan I’ve just read an article in The Antiquaries Journal (Volume 99, September 2019, pp. 225-270) by Edward Impey of the Royal Armouries. It’s entitled “A Desperate Weapon: Re-hafted scythes at Sedgemoor in warfare and in the Tower … Continue reading

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DIY fort or castle

By Jim Rohrer Like many other people these days, I have been puttering around at my hobby table. In general, One-Hour Wargames is my guide for gaming. The layouts fit on a small table and the scenery is minimalist. Each item is … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Medieval Cannon 1326-1494’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan finds a recent title from Osprey’s New Vanguard series to be an excellent resource. His review is on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A sample article for May

A new sample article from past numbers of Lone Warrior has now been posted. This one is by George Arnold and is titled “The (Linear) Battle of Las Palmas.” In it, Arnold describes his use of Armati-inspired rules to provide … Continue reading

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Review of medieval artillery figures

Rob Morgan reviews a useful set of 1/72 plastic figures, depicting medieval artillery and gunners. It’s on the Reviews page.

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French postcards

By Rob Morgan This summer, staying in the walled medieval town of Dinan in Brittany, I had the opportunity to wander around some of the medieval-oriented bookshops and, in a tiny courtyard shop found a range of postcards, all with … Continue reading

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Just don’t look at the paint job!

By Rob Morgan These are veteran figures, big 25mm Wargames Foundry from the 1990s, I believe, and were produced in the Barons War range covering the 13th century, possibly from old Citadel moulds. I bought a pile of them, over … Continue reading

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Missing medieval cog models?

By Rob Morgan The cogs in the photographs are 1/3000th scale, made originally by Bill Lamming in the North of England. Fairly old models now, I bought them from Bill in the late 1970s. I later wrote a series of … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Outremer: Faith and Blood’ skirmish rules

Paul Le Long reviews a new set of rules for medieval skirmish games and finds them excellent for solo play. It’s on the Reviews page.

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